Personal Training Quarterly


Personal Training Quarterly is digitally published four times a year. Look for articles and information on how you can expand your personal training career through integrating training methods and accessing tools for building your business. You must be a member of the NSCA to access the PTQ.


This Issue

  • JUNE 2015  |  Vol. 2 - Issue 2

Issue 2.2 of the PTQ contains articles on general vs. specific exercises, meal frequency and weight loss, clinical application of eccentric training, setting up systems for your fitness business, training outdoors, helping motivate clients with the self-determination theory, the importance of the referral for building a clientele, incorporating variety with Bulgarian Bags, and interviews from personal training experts on technology.

Featured Articles

  • 04 | Resistance Training—General vs. Specific Exercises by Nick Tumminello
  • 08 | Meal Frequency and Weight Loss—Is There Such a Thing as Stoking the Metabolic Fire? by Dylan Klein
  • 12 | Clinical Application of Eccentric Training by Jonathan Mike, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, USAW
  • 16 | The Importance of Setting Up Systems for a Small Fitness Business by Josh Leve
  • 18 | Taking the Training Outdoors by Chat Williams, MS, CSCS,*D, CSPS, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
  • 26 | Helping Motivate Clients–Applications of the Self-Determination Theory by Brook Skidmore, MS, CSCS
  • 32 | In the Business of Building a Clientele, the Referral is King by Robert Linkul, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D
  • 34 | Incorporating Variety with Bulgarian Bags by Brian Jones, PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, and Julie Boggess
  • 44 | Technology and the Personal Trainer—Interviews from Experts in Personal Training by Carmine Grieco, PhD, CSCS

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Bret Contreras, MA, CSCS

Assistant Editor

Britt Chandler, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D

Publications Director

Keith Cinea, MA, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D

Managing Editor

Matthew Sandstead, NSCA-CPT

Publications Coordinator

Cody Urban

Editorial Review Panel

Scott Cheatham, DPT, PT, OCS, ATC, CSCS
Mike Rickett, MS, CSCS
Andy Khamoui, MS, CSCS
Josh West, MA, CSCS
Scott Austin, MS, CSCS
Nate Mosher, DPT, PT, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Laura Kobar, MS
Leonardo Vando, MD
Kelli Clark, DPT, MS
Daniel Fosselman
Liz Kampschroeder
Ron Snarr, MEd, CSCS
Tony Poggiali, CSCS
Chris Kennedy, CSCS
John Mullen, DPT, CSCS
Teresa Merrick, PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Ramsey Nijem, MS, CSCS